Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere has fully recovered from his ankle injury according to England boss Roy Hodgson, and is fit and ready for the rest of the season, as reported by the Guardian.
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The England international has been out with an ankle injury since November, with a tackle from Manchester United’s young defender Paddy McNair putting him out of action for months.
He was forced to have surgery in order to remove wires and buttons that had previously been inserted, and has only now returned to full training.
Hodgson claims he spoke to the 23-year-old during the international break, who told him that he was fully recovered and ready for action.
“I spoke to Jack at the Arsenal training ground the other day and he was very, very positive,” he said.
“It was just a question of the irritation he has been feeling with the wires they put into his ankle — they have been irritating his ligament.
“He’s pretty confident that with those taken out he is going to be OK.”
The Arsenal man’s career has been blighted by injury, which has thoroughly stunted his development. He was touted as the future of both Arsenal and England, but that will never come to fruition if he doesn’t remain injury free for a while.
The Gunners need all the depth they can get heading into the tail end of the season, and Wilshere could prove vital in the race for the top four.